Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken
(adapted from here)
- 3-4 chicken breasts (or you can use 1-1.5 lb. chicken tenders)
- lemon zest from 1 large lemon
- juice from 2 large lemons
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons brown sugar
preheat oven to 350 degrees. pound out chicken to 1/2 inch thick if using chicken breasts.
in a shallow dish combine flour, paprika and salt. toss chicken in flour mixture to completely coat. in a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. place chicken in oil and brown on each side, about 4 minutes for chicken breasts and 2-3 minutes for tenders. it should have a nice crust on it. remove chicken to a baking dish.
pour lemon juice in the hot pan and whisk to deglaze. pour juice over chicken. sprinkle chicken with lemon zest and brown sugar. bake 30 minutes for chicken breasts or 20-25 minutes for tenders.